Army & Navy - MANPOWER: Whopper

The figure was something to make old-line admirals' eyes pop. The world's greatest navy, OWI announced last week, had reached a strength of 3,200,000 men. And that was not all. The U.S. Navy still needs 400,000 more men. By Sept. 1, when it hopes to have them all, it will hit a strength (3,600,000) never remotely approached by any sea force in world history.

By no means all of the Navy's men man ships. About 750,000 of them belong to the Navy's air arm, which has grown mightily since battleship-bred admirals discovered there...

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